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  • Blog Post: Learn About The Microsoft Private Cloud to Win a Trip for Two to Mexico!

    Microsoft has released new and exciting products that will change the way IT Pros utilize Virtualization and Microsoft Private Cloud solutions.   Two products which are a part of these great changes are the newly released System Center 2012 and the soon to be released Windows Server 2012. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 & System Center 2012 Workshop

    Take part in an introductory workshop that will provide you an overview of System Center Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012. This event is hosted by Microsoft. Why Private Cloud? Why Microsoft? For a growing number of enterprises, the journey to cloud computing begins with a private cloud implementation...
  • Blog Post: Helping Microsoft Focus

    We often work with Anthony, Pierre and Mitch, the evangelists from the IT Pro team at Microsoft Canada. They asked us to share this important message with you. The team at Microsoft Canada is focused on ensuring that they help set you up for success by providing the information and tools you need in...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 launched today!

    While there are many Microsoft product launches happening this year, this one is near and dear to my heart. I first started working with Windows servers back in the days of the Windows New Technology server, or NT, as I’m sure some of you reading did as well. We’ve come a long way, baby! This latest...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Canadian Launch Tour and IT Camp Events

    Looking for IT Camp registration links? Scroll down! With Windows Server 2012 becoming generally available September 4, we want to make sure you get some hands on experience with this latest server offering. With new advances in virtualization, networking, storage and automation among other things...
  • Blog Post: How does Hyper-V compare to VMware?

    That’s a pretty popular question these days with the release of Windows Server 2012 and the pending VMware vSphere 5.1 updates. Fortunately, a great comparison whitepaper was recently released which details just that. The whitepaper goes into more detail however, I want to highlight one particular table...
  • Blog Post: Insert IT Innovator Here

    As a manager it can be difficult to balance the career and skills development you want your team to pursue, while still being able to get the job done. We’ve all been there, we want our teams to continually grow their skills so they can be better in their current role and help get them ready for...
  • Blog Post: Managers and Teams Winning in the Cloud

    Learn all about Microsoft Private Cloud with: Free evaluations (trials) of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on Windows Server, System Center and the Private Cloud Guided labs focused on the Microsoft Private Cloud Each one you complete gives you another chance...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization and Private Cloud Infographic - Windows Server 2012

    When it comes to new products, it can be tough to know when you should dive in. It takes a lot of time and effort from you as well as any teams you may manage, not to mention the potential budget implications. We’ve heard from you and we’ve seen firsthand at our events, that it helps to...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning with System Centre 2012 and Windows Server 2012

    Hello Folks, Planning your infrastructure with Systems Centre 2012 and Windows Server 2012 in mind is really important. It can bring you huge value, but like anything else in IT, it has the potential to be very confusing. The power and quality of these products is second to none. Let’s start...
  • Blog Post: Interactive Q&A for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 – Introducing MVA “Office Hours”

    It’s a New Year and the start of new beginnings. So what better time than now to try out something new? We’re trying out a new way to connect with you and your teams, a new way to provide you with the information you need and that you think is important. We’re introducing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: More IT Camps - Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    We've had a great response to the IT Camps we've been delivering over the last few months. These deeply technical, hands on, scenario based training sessions have focused more on the real day to day of someone in IT , so it's no surprise that we've sold out every IT Camp we've run. You and your teams...
  • Blog Post: Tame Your Organization’s Infrastructure Via Free Microsoft Courseware

    Knowledge has always been an IT Professionals best weapon.  A statement made many a time, but IT Professional knowledge actually breaks down into two parts: studied and practical. Both parts are symbiotic, like ying and yang, as practical knowledge requires studied knowledge to flourish.  Certification...